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Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Advanced Apprentice

Fri, 31/05/2024 - 00:00

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Building Services Team in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (JCBC). You will be expected to undertake a part-time level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technical apprenticeship at Cambridge Regional College. You will be an integral part of the JCBC Building Services Team, aiming to support Institute groups to work together in a single location to create a fully-integrated, vibrant and cohesive scientific research community.

This role provides a chance to work alongside experienced staff to gain practical experience and a qualification. Being part of the team ensuring the smooth running of the building, core equipment and facilities means the role is varied and you need to be able to adapt to changing priorities and work well under pressure. It is important that you are someone who understands and applies problem solving skills and is keen to learn and apply the practices and procedures for planning to maintain systems and equipment. The role will provide support across building and equipment maintenance, safety management, laboratory support, trouble-shooting and working at the customer service coal-face.

This is a great opportunity to join a busy and successful team whilst working towards your NVQ Level 3 in Maintenance and Operations Engineering and building your professional skills. This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

You will have strong organisation and communication skills and be able to pay attention to detail whilst keeping on top of a number of tasks at once. You will have some experience of basic computer programmes such as word processing, spreadsheets and email and have the ability to build strong working relationships whilst having the motivation to learn new skills. You must be educated to GCSE level or equivalent with a minimum of a grade c/4 in Maths and English. An interest in machinery, engineering and building operations management would be an advantage.

You will be supported by having weekly meetings with your line manager and regular assessments and reviews by your Assessor to ensure you are on track to successfully achieve your qualification.

The role will sit in the Building Services Team in the JCBC which houses three world-leading institutes including the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 42 months in the first instance.

How To Apply:

To apply for this role, please use this link to access the National Apprenticeship Service site and follow the on-screen instructions on how to submit your application:

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/1000254002

Please quote reference PS41894 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Advanced Apprentice

Fri, 31/05/2024 - 00:00

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Building Services Team in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (JCBC). You will be expected to undertake a part-time level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technical apprenticeship at Cambridge Regional College. You will be an integral part of the JCBC Building Services Team, aiming to support Institute groups to work together in a single location to create a fully-integrated, vibrant and cohesive scientific research community.

This role provides a chance to work alongside experienced staff to gain practical experience and a qualification. Being part of the team ensuring the smooth running of the building, core equipment and facilities means the role is varied and you need to be able to adapt to changing priorities and work well under pressure. It is important that you are someone who understands and applies problem solving skills and is keen to learn and apply the practices and procedures for planning to maintain systems and equipment. The role will provide support across building and equipment maintenance, safety management, laboratory support, trouble-shooting and working at the customer service coal-face.

This is a great opportunity to join a busy and successful team whilst working towards your NVQ Level 3 in Maintenance and Operations Engineering and building your professional skills. This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

You will have strong organisation and communication skills and be able to pay attention to detail whilst keeping on top of a number of tasks at once. You will have some experience of basic computer programmes such as word processing, spreadsheets and email and have the ability to build strong working relationships whilst having the motivation to learn new skills. You must be educated to GCSE level or equivalent with a minimum of a grade c/4 in Maths and English. An interest in machinery, engineering and building operations management would be an advantage.

You will be supported by having weekly meetings with your line manager and regular assessments and reviews by your Assessor to ensure you are on track to successfully achieve your qualification.

The role will sit in the Building Services Team in the JCBC which houses three world-leading institutes including the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 42 months in the first instance.

How To Apply:

To apply for this role, please use this link to access the National Apprenticeship Service site and follow the on-screen instructions on how to submit your application:

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/1000254002

Please quote reference PS41894 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Assistant (Zilbauer Lab) (Fixed Term)

Thu, 16/05/2024 - 00:00

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual who will contribute their existing expertise whilst seeking to develop new skills. The ideal candidate will have experience in tissue culture and basic molecular biology techniques. The general duties/responsibilities of this post include generation and culturing of intestinal organoids, production of conditioned media, tissue processing, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, real-time PCR, and maintenance of sample databases. Contribution to laboratory administration such as ordering of reagents and maintenance of equipment will also be expected. Good organisational and interpersonal skills are essential and the candidates must be familiar with the principles of good laboratory practice. Careful observation and accurate record keeping is essential. The post requires occasional out of hours work and therefore a flexible approach to working hours is required.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Prof Matthias Zilbauer (mz304@medschl.cam.ac.uk) Please quote reference PS41701 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Websites: https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/zilbauer http://paediatrics.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/people/senior-academic-staff/dr-matthias-zilbauer

Funds are available for a fixed term of 12 months. The successful candidate will be encouraged and fully supported to continue their professional development through the attendance of specific courses and/or conferences as well as a wide range of training opportunities offered by the University of Cambridge.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is: 31st May 2024

Interviews will take place shortly after the advert closes

Please quote reference PS41701 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Genomics Assistant (x2) in Next Generation Sequencing Facility

Mon, 13/05/2024 - 00:00

We are seeking two self-motivated, reliable and well-trained Genomics Assistants to join the Stem Cell Institute's Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility. This facility supports the general NGS needs of our researchers and is currently expanding into delivering spatial genomics services.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced molecular biologist with proven skills in RNA/DNA manipulation and a working knowledge of NGS and single cell sequencing technologies.

You will be responsible for performing a variety of bulk and single cell NGS protocols. Routine tasks will include coordinating the receipt and processing of incoming bulk and single cell samples, independently assessing QC results, confidently choosing and performing a wide range of NGS protocols, running the Chromium X and the Visium Cytassist, general lab maintenance, liaising with customers about their results, submitting samples for sequencing and detailed record keeping.

You will have a degree or equivalent in a subject area such as molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry, and extensive knowledge and practical experience of a wide range of conventional and single cell NGS technologies. You will have superior laboratory skills in molecular biology, preferably with some experience in troubleshooting and optimising experimental protocols.

You will be comfortable working in a service role and maintaining a core facility lab, and have a good understanding of the latest spatial transcriptomics developments. Experience in supporting a variety of research projects in a support role or core environment is important, together with the ability to quickly learn and independently apply new techniques after initial training.

You will have demonstrable organizational, documentation and time management skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of staff. The ability to work well both independently and with others as part of a team is essential.

Prior experience of cell culture or histology would be advantageous, but experience in stem cell biology is not necessary.

This is a full time role for 36.5 hours per week.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference PS41618 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Business Administration Advanced Apprentice

Wed, 17/04/2024 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Business Administration Advanced Apprentice to work in the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI) and Department of Haematology.

This role is based in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Wellcome MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Department of Haematology professional services team. The role provides an efficient administrative service to the Finance, Postgraduate Education, HR and Operations (communications, events and public engagement) management in the Institute and Department. The role will provide support across multiple and diverse research groups and will play a key part in the Office, PhD, Finance and HR administration processes in the University. The role will rotate through the sub-teams to earn a broad range of experiences and will provide support to a wide range of different areas and projects.

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Rebecca Coull, Senior HR Coordinator rc980@cam.ac.uk

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

Fixed-term: 20 months.

How To Apply:

To apply for this role, please use this link to access the National Apprenticeship Service site and follow the on-screen instructions on how to submit your application:

link https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeships?ApprenticeshipLevel=All&Hash=0&Location=cb20ab&LocationType=NonNational&PageNumber=1&ResultsPerPage=5&SearchAction=Search&SearchField=All&SearchMode=Keyword&SortType=Relevancy&WithinDistance=5&DisabilityConfidentOnly=False

Please quote reference PS41299 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Finance Assistant

Fri, 15/03/2024 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Finance Assistant to work in the joint administration team supporting the Department of Haematology and the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI). The Department of Haematology is one of 11 departments and 7 Institutes within the School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/. The Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with a mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem and progenitor cell biology (http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk).

This role is based in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The Finance Assistant under the supervision of the Finance Coordinator will provide Finance Service to all Department of Haematology and Institute staff. We are looking for someone who has the ability to communicate at all levels and who can maintain a high level of accuracy whilst working to deadlines. The ability to work within a small team is essential.

A suitable candidate will be educated to A level standard /NVQ level 3 or an equivalent level of practical experience. They should have finance experience, ideally in a university setting. Candidates should be an experienced user of Microsoft Office and have a working knowledge of financial management software/systems. They should be flexible, with the ability to communicate at all levels and be well-organised so as to manage conflicting deadlines.

Though this is envisioned as a full-time role with the possibility of hybrid working, we will consider requests for arrangements such as part-time work, flexible hours or job shares.

If you feel you have the qualities that we are looking for and would like to work in this friendly team, we look forward to receiving your application.

Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email David Hughes, Finance Coordinator on dch43@cam.ac.uk.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online Application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is: 1st April 2024

The interview date for the role is: 15th April 2024

Please quote reference PS40914 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Thu, 07/03/2024 - 00:00

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to work in the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI). The Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research with a mission to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem and progenitor cell biology (http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk).

This role is based in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The post holder will be responsible for providing high-level technical support in studies that aims to understand the whipworm (Trichuris trichiura and T. muris) niche at the intestinal epithelia. This research uses both in vivo (mouse) and in vitro (human and mouse organoids) models of whipworm infection. Thus, this role will require a person with in-depth knowledge and experience on work with organoids and tissue culture, mouse models of infection, flow cytometry, molecular biology techniques and, ideally, bioinformatic analysis. This would have been gained through obtaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences and significant experience in those areas.

The project will be wholly undertaken in the laboratory of Dr Maria A. Duque-Correa at the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. We are looking for an independent and engaged individual with a track record of delivering complex scientific projects, who will work in range of projects by developing and optimising protocols, reviewing literature, designing experiments and analysing data.

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Maria Duque Correa, mad75@cam.ac.uk .

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 42 months in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is: 14th March 2024

The interview date for the role is: Shortly after the advert closes

Please quote reference PS40826 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Genomics Technologist in Next Generation Sequencing Facility

Mon, 04/03/2024 - 00:00

Internal applicants only.

The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre for stem cell research, with a mission: to transform human health through a deep understanding of stem cell biology. The Institute is located in the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre on the Biomedical Campus and has around 30 research groups, with over 300 scientists.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, reliable and experienced Genomics Technologist to join our Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility. This facility supports the general NGS needs of our researchers and is currently expanding into delivering spatial genomics services.

You will deputise for and work closely together with the Facility Manager to ensure the smooth running of the NGS facility, and assist in delivering new innovative methods for our Discovery Research Platform. You will also work collaboratively with bioinformaticians and researchers engaged in various NGS projects.

Routine tasks will include coordinating and planning incoming projects, receiving samples from facility users, performing a variety of single cell and bulk NGS library preparations, QC of RNA and DNA samples and libraries, implementing new protocols, managing specialised equipment, providing expert technical advice and purchasing consumables.

You will be an experienced molecular biologist with a Degree or equivalent in a biological science, proven skills in RNA/DNA manipulation and considerable practical experience and theoretical knowledge of conventional and single cell NGS technologies. Prior experience of cell culture would be advantageous but experience in stem cell biology is not necessary. You should be confident working independently to research, learn and apply new techniques, and troubleshoot and optimise protocols.

You will have demonstrable organizational, documentation and time management skills, together with experience supporting a variety of research projects in a core environment or support role. The ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively at all levels is essential.

This is a full-time role for 37 hours per week and will start on 1st July 2024.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2031 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is: 18th March 2024

The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed

Please quote reference PS40756 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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